showiness

  • 1 Showiness — Show i*ness, n. The quality or state of being showy; pompousness; great parade; ostentation. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 showiness — index pretense (ostentation) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 showiness — [shō′ē nis] n. the quality or condition of being showy …

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  • 4 showiness — showy ► ADJECTIVE (showier, showiest) ▪ strikingly bright, colourful, or ostentatious. DERIVATIVES showily adverb showiness noun …

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  • 5 showiness — noun see showy …

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  • 6 showiness — /shoh ee nis/, n. the property or characteristic of being showy. [1805 15; SHOWY + NESS] * * * …

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  • 7 showiness — noun The property of being showy …

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  • 8 showiness — show·i·ness || ʃəʊɪnɪs n. ostentatiousness, pompousness, flamboyance …

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  • 9 showiness — show·i·ness …

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  • 10 showiness — noun extravagant elaborateness he wrote with great flamboyance • Syn: ↑flamboyance, ↑floridness, ↑floridity • Derivationally related forms: ↑showy, ↑florid (for: ↑ …

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  • 11 Hackney (horse) — The Hackney Horse is a recognized breed of horse that was developed in Great Britain. A stud book has been maintained for this breed since 1883 by the Hackney Horse Society, which has its headquarters in Norwich, England. In recent decades, the… …

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  • 12 Breed type (dog) — Breed type in the parlance of dog fanciers refers to the qualities that define a dog breed and separate it from all other dog breeds. Breed type is outlined in the written standard for each breed, and breed type is the basis of judging in… …

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  • 13 ostentation — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Pretentious display Nouns 1. ostentation, ostentatiousness, display, show, flourish, parade; pomp, array, state, solemnity; dash, splash, glitter, strut; bombast, pomposity (see boasting); tinsel,… …

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  • 14 flamboyance — noun extravagant elaborateness he wrote with great flamboyance • Syn: ↑floridness, ↑floridity, ↑showiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑showy (for: ↑showiness), ↑ …

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  • 15 floridity — noun extravagant elaborateness he wrote with great flamboyance • Syn: ↑flamboyance, ↑floridness, ↑showiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑showy (for: ↑showiness), ↑ …

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  • 16 floridness — noun extravagant elaborateness he wrote with great flamboyance • Syn: ↑flamboyance, ↑floridity, ↑showiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑showy (for: ↑showiness), ↑ …

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  • 17 garishness — gar ish*ness n. 1. tasteless showiness. Syn: flashiness, gaudiness, loudness, meretriciousness, tawdriness, glitz. [WordNet 1.5] 2. strident color or excessive ornamentation. Syn: gaudiness. [WordNet 1.5] …

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  • 18 meretriciousness — mer e*tri cious*ness n. 1. an appearance of truth that is false or deceptive; seeming plausibility. Syn: speciousness. [WordNet 1.5] 2. tasteless showiness. Syn: flashiness, garishness, gaudiness, loudness, tawdriness, glitz. [WordNet 1.5] …

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  • 19 Splendor — Splen dor, n.[L. fr. splendere to shine: cf. F. splendeur.] 1. Great brightness; brilliant luster; brilliancy; as, the splendor ot the sun. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. Magnifience; pomp; parade; as, the splendor of equipage, ceremonies,… …

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  • 20 adorn — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin adornare, from ad + ornare to furnish more at ornate Date: 14th century 1. to enhance the appearance of especially with beautiful objects 2. to enliven or decorate …

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